Ryosuke Hayashi
CEO and Managing Director, SBI Ven Capital

Ryosuke is the CEO and Managing Director of SBI Ven Capital, leading the group’s business in South East Asia, South Asia and the Middle East. He has been with the SBI Group since 2009. Ryosuke brings over 10 years of investment experience and has been engaged in private equity investments in South East Asia region since 2012.

Ryosuke currently holds directorship in various SBI Group and portfolio companies, including PT BNI Securities, SBI Royal Securities Plc, Sendo Technologies JSC, etc. Regarding licensed financial service business, he has held directorships in banking, securities brokerage, asset management and international remittance business across various countries in Asia and Europe.

Ryosuke has held directorships in various licensed financial service sectors such as banking, securities brokerage, asset management and international remittance business across Asia and Europe. Currently, he serves as director in over 10 companies such as PT BNI Securities (Indonesia), SBI Royal Securities Plc (Cambodia), Sendo Technologies JSC (Vietnam), etc.

Ryosuke also brings entrepreneurial and digital media back ground. He has launched and managed the Wall Street Journal’s Japanese language website as the Managing Director of Wall Street Journal Japan K.K. He was also part of the founding member of Dot Commodity, Inc., which was Japan’s largest online commodities brokerage platform at one time and is now a subsidiary of Rakuten Securities, Inc.

Ryosuke holds a MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Tokyo.

Paul Lim
Managing Director, SBI Ven Capital

Paul has over 25 years of experience in investment banking and, prior to SBI Ven Capital, was the President Commissioner of BNI Securities and has held various positions with Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Salomon Smith Barney and Bankers Trust.

Paul was the President Director and Head of Investment Banking for Salomon Smith Barney Indonesia.

Before that, he held the position of Head of Debt Capital Market for South East Asia in Salomon Smith Barney. His last position in Bankers Trust was President Director and Country Manager of Bankers Trust Indonesia running its investment banking activities.

Paul is an Independent Director of various companies listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange including China Everbright Water Limited, Golden Energy and Resources Limited and Nippecraft Limited. From 2010 to 2011, Paul was the Interim Acting CEO of Bio-Treat Technology Limited, a China-based waste-water treatment company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. He successfully restructured and settled its liabilities, reorganized the operations of the company and raised new capital through strategic investors in 2011.

Paul has a MBA degree and Bachelor in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Potay Parapiboon
Fund Manager and Director, SBI Ven Capital

Potay is currently the Fund Manager of SBI FMO Emerging Asia Financial Sector Fund. She holds a board observer position in PT Bank Index Selindo, one of the Fund’s portfolio companies. 

She has international experience in private equity and investment banking.

Prior to SBI, Potay was at CapAsia, a mid-market private equity firm focusing on growth capital investment in Southeast and Central Asia.
Potay also worked at UBS Investment Bank, Financial Institution Group, where she was involved in the M&A advisory and capital market transactions for bank, insurance and non-bank financial institution clients across Southeast Asia.

Potay is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She holds a MS in Management Science and BA (with Honors) in Economics from Stanford University.

Suramya Gupta
Director, SBI Ven Capital

Suramya is a senior member of the team guiding the development of SBI Group’s Asset Management business in South and SE Asia. 

Suramya has 16 years of experience in Investing, Investment Banking and Strategy Consulting across Asia. Over this period, he has advised some of the largest Asian business groups with regard to marquee transactions across sectors. Prior to SBI, Suramya worked with ANZ Bank (Singapore) where he led the build-out of ANZ Bank’s M&A Advisory business in SE Asia and India. Prior to that he was at Merrill Lynch where he spent over 5 years in Singapore & Mumbai in the Asia Investment Banking Team. He has also worked as a Corporate Finance Consultant for Stern Stewart & Co and at the Structured Products Desk of ICICI Ltd.

He holds a MBA (Finance & Strategy) from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) from Delhi University.

Yoshihiro Ishiwata
Manager, SBI Ven Capital

Yoshihiro has been with the SBI group over 9 years.  Prior to relocating to Singapore and joining SBI Ven Capital as the Manager, he was with the Overseas Business Department in Tokyo headquarter, where he handled global strategic partnership deals and also monitored the group’s strategic investments mainly in Southeast Asia, Russia and Israel.

He is a trained legal expert with over 7 years of experience in the SBI group’s Legal & Compliance Department, where he had engaged in wide variety of legal documents and cases ranging from international joint venture agreements to investment contracts.

Yoshihiro holds a Bachelor in Laws from the Meiji University.